Excited to submit your library’s CA Reads application, but just don’t know where to start? We have resources and live webinars that can help.

We are now less than two months away from our CA Reads application deadline of November 1, and have been busily compiling resources that can assist your library in planning for the 2014 read. From lists of related media to veteran-serving organizations, and live webinars with military veterans and other librarians around the state, we have a plethora of methods to assist you. See below!


Grant guidelines and program planning resources for library-based applicants are available at http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-reads-grant:


Watch a recording of a CA Reads informational session here.

Participate in an upcoming CA Reads program brainstorming session:

Join Mary Menzel, Director of the California Center for the Book, and Mary Alice Wollam, Programming Librarian (ret.) of Glendale Public Library, for a one hour informal session to talk through public programming possibilities for CA Reads 2014.  Share your ideas; get tips and suggestions; learn what others are planning.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm PDT

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

About CA Reads
Cal Humanities wants you to participate in our next California Reads program, slated for fall 2014, which will be anchored by author, veteran, and activist Karl Marlantes’ best-selling work of narrative non-fiction, What It Is Like to Go to War. In alignment with our new thematic initiative, War Comes Home, the read aims to raise awareness of the veteran experience and increase public understanding and empathy for those who have served, as well as to promote a public conversation on how best we can support the process of reincorporating our veterans into the fabric of civilian life.

The CA Reads application deadline is November 1, 2013. Awards will be announced in December.